Drake lint rollers were given out at The Raptors game on Wednesday after the rapper was seen using a lint roller while sitting courtside during Game 2. Drake caused quite a stir, and now everyone wants to get in on the lint roller thing. Not missing a beat, The Raptors decided to run with the potential phenomenon — something that people might even think of as a “good luck” charm of sorts. And so people at the basketball game were able to use their lint rollers… just like Drake.
USA Today reports:
“The Raptors partnered with Bounce, a company that makes dryer sheets, to make Toronto’s dream a reality. 1,200 rollers were given out in the Drake Zone and in Maple Leaf Square outside the Air Canada Centre.”
About 1,200 Drake lint rollers were handed out at the Air Canada Centre ahead of The Raptors / Nets game. Drake — who has been named The Raptors’ “global ambassador” — is originally from Toronto, and has been supporting his team in the playoffs, according to Mashable. He probably didn’t think that using a lint roller to clean himself off would make such an impression… but it certainly did!
The lint roller thing has turned into a something major as photos of Drake cleaning himself off during the game went viral on Twitter. It took just over a week for The Raptors to take action and now everyone (who has a lint roller) can “roll like Drake.” And don’t worry, Drake thought that his lint-rolling was quite amusing and he posted this on Instagram after last week’s game:
Drake apparently carries his lint roller with him wherever he goes, which is kind of odd. However, he is determined to always look his best, and that isn’t possible with lint on ones clothing, is it? It’s unknown if Drake will be heading to the Barclay’s Center for Game 6 tonight (maybe with rumored girlfriend, Rihanna?) but if he does show up, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him removing the lint from his clothing. Perhaps this is going to be some kind of on-going thing.
As previously reported by TheInquisitr, Drake has made some playful comments towards partial owner of the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z. Everything seems to be in good fun, however, and everyone is enjoying the match-up. Naturally one team has to win and the other has to lose, but a Raptors will tonight would advance them to the second round.
Who do you think will win tonight’s game?
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